Timber Beast | Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company
Mississippi, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Mississipping on 07-12-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
487
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
31.82%
 
 
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28
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80
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Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber color with beige head. Aroma has woody hop notes, sweet orange, red grapefruit and some underlying caramel malt. Taste starts with the sweet citrus fruits backed up by the malt, continues with earthy hops and finishes with medium grapefruit bitterness. Medium body with soft carbonation. Overall it's really easy drinking DIPA with the alcohol hidden very well and very balanced taste.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle. Glowing amber orange pour, finger white head fades slowly leaving lots of spattered lace. Sticky sweet malt aroma, toasted bread, mild citrus. The taste is on the sweet side, but not overly. The sweetness is balanced by piney floral hops with lingering bitterness, a touch of peppery spice throughout. Alcohol is very well hidden. Medium oily slick mouthfeel. Best brew by Lazy Mag in my opinion, wish it would get down here a little fresher.

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Photo of fortozs
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

TONS of frothy head. Pretty slow to diminish. Leaves lots of lacing. Fairly clear; copper to amber color. Smells good. Taste is complex, dominated by pine. Plenty of spicy notes. Sour. The tiny bit of sweetness compares to burnt caramel. Hints of oak. Very pleasant bitter finish. Pretty full bodied for an IPA. 9.0% alcohol content but not overpowering. Something you are supposed to sip, but somehow you don't. Creamy mouthfeel with all the carbonation. The very first of several great IPAs from the region. Definitely a winner.

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Photo of Squire123
4.01/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Mildly hazy honey amber with fine bubble beaded head and good lacing.

Aroma: Caramel malt, spicy hops with a touch of earthiness. Striking in a pleasant way.

Taste: Full, spicy, caramely with a hoppy rye punch. Pleasant and lasting through the finish which is malty and hoppy in about equal measure. I don't notice any of the alcohol mentioned by other reviewers and at 9% ABV it's hardly a blockbuster.

Texture: Medium full without being heavy.

Overall: A beast of an Imperial Rye Ale which should appeal to those who want a heavy textured full flavored ale. Not stout like, not ale like, something in between and unique.

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Photo of Tone
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, copper color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, sweet malt, slight pine, hint of alcohol, and a hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, hint of alcohol, hint of caramel malt, slight pine, hint of yeast, sweet malt, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, good appearance, decent aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a heavy flocculated brown. Outstanding head volume, very good retention and world class lacing.

Outstanding nose of spicy rye, citrus hops (orange, tangerine) and a rich caramel and biscuit background.

Light medium body with a smooth texture that has creamy moments. Normal carbonation level with a bit of effervescence in the middle and a fair amount in the finish.

The flavor profile has the potential to be outstanding, but fails to cover the alcohol. What results is a nice citric hop flavor accompanied by the rye over a rich caramel in the beginning. The middle brings a mild bitterness that has both rye and hop characteristics that have pine aspects as well. Then comes the alcohol and it overwhelms everything from then on. The brewer snatched defeat from the jaws of victory on this one.

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Photo of Lahoi
3.31/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice imperial. Not the best I've had (Green Flash maybe), and far from the worst (no names). It is certainly a beast of a beer. It might not be atop the imperial food chain, but it is a legit contender.

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Photo of Liquorgal08
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This was the first beer That convinced me that I love hops.
Look: golden murky honey, beautiful foamy head that leaves decent lacing. The appearance of this beer is where it really shines.

Aroma: Spicy rye bread, a bit of citrus and maybe a tad of pineapple.

Taste: Like your driest wine up front, leading into that spicy bread that I smelled earlier. Hops and rye kind of fight it out on my tongue and I'm really not sure who wins the fight.

mouthfeel: back to the wine bit, like a very dry medium bodied wine.

I fell in love with this beer the first time I tried it. It was what brought me to love craft beer. While it's not quite as magical as the first time I tried it, it's still a beer I really enjoy.
4/5

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Opaque honey body with a really thick frothy cream colored head. The head holds up well and leaves massive thick sheets of lacing.

Aroma: Spicy, woody (cedar), and slightly tropical. The typical dry rye aroma is present as well.

Taste: Really dry and woody up front with spicy rye notes. There's some nice tropical fruit in this that offers a nice distraction from all of the wood and dry bitterness. Spicy in the finish. A sharp cheddar cheese bitterness in the aftertaste. It doesn't taste like cheese it has the same bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy in body, dry.

Overall: Great flavor all around, one of the best Lazy Magnolia brews I've tried.

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Photo of Meyertj
4.87/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer presents a nice hops taste. The lacing was disappointing but I suspect the bartender just didn't know how to pour it correctly. He had never heard of Beer Advocate, so my guess is he doesn't know much about beer.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is strongly hoppy, resin and woody notes with a hint of malt. Pours a nice clear amber with a fairly thick pale golden-wheat head. Taste fills the mouth with hoppy resin and woody notes and strong but not ferocious bitterness, and just a hint of sour orange. Bold, if not complex; definitely for only the stout-hearted. Er, IPA-hearted. ;) Smooth, firm, lively texture leaves a strongly hoppy finish that hangs around for a bit. Can you tame this beast?

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has an orange/dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of rye, piney hops. Taste is the same. Piney hops, rye, medium bitterness, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, it is not the hop bomb I expect in this style, but still a solid beer.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a moderate haze and a strong effervescence. Head is three fingers of frothy ivory foam with a hint of orange. Looks great!

Smell: strongly lemony and slightly floral hop aroma. With the alcohol thrown in the works, it smells a little like floor wax ... but in a good way.

Taste: very bitter and herbal hops right up front, slowly fading into the more lemony element. Not bad, if, again, a little floor-waxy.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body but with a pretty good carbonation. Creaminess is a bit evanescent, but it's decent enough.

Overall: this beer is not terrible, but it just doesn't grab me.

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Photo of tigg924
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Awesome beer. Great citrus smell. Flavor is fresh citrus, caramel, pine, and light rye. One of the better ipas I have had in a while. Will look to pick this one up again.

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Photo of guityler83
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: golden copper, slightly hazy apperance, persistant off white head. some hop particle floaties in the bottom

S: Moderate strength grapefruit and tangerine hop aroma with evergreen and herbal notes slightly less dominant. Spicey rye character at medium level with mild toast and caramel.

T: Moderate grapefruit and pine bitterness thats got a rougher character (fitting in the beer though). More developed pine and dank evergreen like flavors evolve into a medium level of rye spiceiness, toast and mild biscuit character - similar to the aroma - that comes off mildy sweet. The finish is crisp and has a refreshing last burst of pine that lingers on the pallet.

M: Medium body with medium-moderate carbonation. The rye adds the impression of more body I think. Tiny bit of alcohol warmth

O: A very fitting name for this beer. Drinking it you can't help but bring up images of deep woods with snow covered evergreens and burly axe weilding lumber jacks. A good beer overall at a good price - not mind blowing but thats now what its trying to be. Cheers!

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First Mississippi beer! 12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color. The head is two fingers high, and slightly off-white in shade. It has both good retention and a nicely dense texture, and also leaves behind a nice amount of lacing. (4)

Smell: It has that intense grapefruit typical of a good DIPA. While that's usually enough, this beer also injects a subtle kiss of rye throughout. The rye doesn't dominate, but neither does it completely hide like a shrinking violet. I'm also picking up faint estery touches and a crackery (not caramely!) malt backbone. It's not the freshest bottle, so I'm impressed with its mild complexity. (3.5)

Taste: The initial flavor is bitter grapefruit, blending with touches of orange peel and pine. Rye notes appear around the mid-taste; just like the nose indicated, it's a subtle characteristic that adds to the experience instead of detracting. At times, I'd call the finish faintly juicy, and that's a great thing. The back end also reveals some more general malt notes (caramel, toffee). Its level of grapefruity bitterness is just right - not too pungent, nor too timid. (3.75)

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and fairly sweet, typical of a DIPA. However, it has enough crispness and bitterness to go down fairly easily. The carbonation is slightly masked by the sweetish body. (3.5)

Overall: It's not quite a top-flight DIPA, but it's still a very good one. It has a reasonable depth to it that quite a few in the style lack. Aside from the sweetness being a bit too much (always a problem in most big rye-laden IPAs in my opinion), I can't really think of anything wrong with this. Certainly, I'd drink it again. (3.5)

3.64/5: Very good by DIPA standards, utterly miraculous by Mississippi standards

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Photo of FreshHawk
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy orange/light-copper color. Good sized, creamy, tight, white head. Nice retention with a layer of lace remaining.

S - Citrus and pine hop aroma. Citrus made up of tangerine, orange, and a slight grapefruit nose. Hints of lemon. Fair amount of pine. Faint rye spiciness, but nothing too strong. Some bready notes as well.

T - That peppery, rye flavor comes out more than the nose suggested. Still a good helping of citrus, but the pine really kicks in on the finish. A subtle earthiness and slightly herbal flavor is in the background. Starts slightly sweet with the tangerine/citrus flavor along with a slight breadiness before finishing with the rye/pine bitterness.

M - Light to medium body. Pretty smooth with average carbonation.

D - Alcohol is really well hidden and it taste more like a 7% IPA. Nice flavor combinations with the rye/spice present but not overpowering. Pretty refreshing and easy to drink.

Notes: Nicely balanced rye beer. Instead of it being all about the spice, those flavors meld with the hoppy flavors. Nice interplay between the sweet citrus, bitter pine/herbal flavors, and the spicy rye. Easy drinker and overall enjoyable. A solid beer.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
4/5  rDev +1%

Cloudy orange and apricot colored pour with a foamy off-white one-finger head. Big piney and grassy hop aroma. Taste has a strong citrusy bitterness flavor upfront balanced by a really nice rye flavor. Can taste grapefruit, orange peel, pine and grass all in abundance. Rye comes out in a slightly spicy edge. Medium bodied and creamy. Drinks really easy despite the high ABV. Finishes with a nice piney bitter flavor.

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Photo of whynot44
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Hazy amber color with a decent white that retreats to just a skin fairly quickly but persists and produces a bit of lacing.

The aroma is piney hops and warm rye bread, mild but nice.

The taste is pine resin and grapefruit up front followed quickly by a peppery, spicy rye note with a bready malt undertone that helps blend it all together.The finish is peppery dry with a lingering pine/citrus aftertaste that makes you want more.

Medium bodied, smooth and very drinkable with well hidden alcohol content.

Altogether a very nice IPA, especially if you like rye as I do.

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Photo of Omnium
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Sensory Pils
A - Cloudy orange with a two finger foamy off white head.
S - Sweet caramel and a hint of spiciness of rye, some pine.
T - Very sweet, some peppery rye, pine, grass.
M - Chewy and sticky sweet.
O - Eh, way too sweet for me, the rye helps balance stuff, but at that point its a lost cause

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Photo of CloudStrife
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a slightly hazy copper amber with an off white dense head on top. Good head retention. Not much visible carbonation. Leaves some spots of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Enjoyable bouquet of hops going on here, a blend of earthy and floral with a hint of citrus. The rye malts come through adding a nice spice addition.

T: As anticipated from the aroma there is a solid dose of hops in this brew. An earthy and skunky type of hop flavor that blends well with the rye malts.

M: Medium to full body a creamy mouthfeel. Fairly low on the carbonation end of things. A touch sticky on the backend from the resinous hops.

Overall I've always been a fan of rye IPA's and this one is no exception. Earthy hops blend with the rye spice in this beer which packs a hidden punch,

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Photo of welldigger888
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

poured a a wonderful hue of orange and spring honey, nice big snow white cap that leaves ample lacing.

First blast is of a biscuit like aroma then a nice spicy blast that brings along some citric hops. Not as aromatic hop wise as I was expecting, pleasant though either way.

A big bang of hop aroma, love it! With a nice heady spice from the rye. This brew realey delivers in the flavor group.

This elixer drinks rather well, dry and quenching begging for another pint!

Not much experience with these cats, but this brew is well put together!

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.34/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours to a thick buff head and consistent lacing all the way down. Color is hazy light amber. Aroma is pine sol and biscuit malt. Flavor is a rich blend of malt and hops yet it has a soapy, funky note that detracts a bit. Good bracing bitterness. Mouthfeel medium. Overall not bad but a bit rough in some spots.

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Photo of NuclearRich
3.36/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A. Copper, amber, gold. Light haze. Fluffy white head, keeps decently well, laces thick silk screen all the way down.

S. Spicy rye, bold malt, slightly grassy and citrusy. Hops don't dominate, but the rye is big,

T. Dominant spicy rye, with a spicy hop bitterness. Hints of grass and citrus, and maybe a bit earthy. Equally as strong (which I wouldnt call intense, but the flavors are fairly big) is the malt backbone - a solid balancing malt quality that hints at munich malts.

M. Crisp carbonation combined with a fairly big bitterness make this a sharp and refreshing 9%er. Medium body is balancing and just slick enough to keep that bitterness lingering nicely.

O. Underwhelming except for the rye and the bitterness. Not complex, itll get the job done, especially if you like balanced IIPAs and rye.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz
Best by 02/06/14

A- beautiful orange-golden color with thick two finger off-white head
S- citrusy, some pinyness
T - really get the citrus here. One of the better tasting IPAs I've had
M - really smooth, not a lot of the bitterness
O - surprisingly, one of my favorite IPAs now.

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